Industry4WRD Summit

30 Oct 2019 8:00 AM - 31 Oct 2019 4:30 PM
Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre, Jalan Dutamas 2, Kompleks Kerajaan, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Industry4WRD Summit

We are pleased to inform that the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) will be organising the Industry4WRD Summit scheduled as follows:



30-31 October 2019 (Wednesday & Thursday)



8:00 am – 4:30 pm



Hall 1, Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC) 
8, Jalan Dutamas 2, 50480 Kuala Lumpur


Themed “Accelerating Transformation towards Smart Manufacturing”, the Summit will feature three (3) conferences and an exhibition by solution, technology and training providers for Industry 4.0.

The objectives of this summit are:

  1. To update business communities on the latest development in Industry4WRD initiatives;
  2. To encourage adoption of Industry 4.0 by local industry players especially SMEs; and
  3. To provide a platform for participants to network with the government agencies, industry associations, multinational companies, universities and the business community.


Who should attend?

  • Industry Captains
  • Senior Management from the Manufacturing and Services sectors
  • Government Official
  • Academicians
  • Research & Technology Institutes
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Business Associations/ Organisations
  • Students

Registration is free but limited seats are available.


We look forward to your participation and positive response.

Thank you.







30 – 31 OCTOBER 2019





DAY 1: 30 OCTOBER 2019

8:00 - 9:00

Registration & Networking


9:00 - 9:25

Arrival of VIPs


9:25 - 9:30

Arrival of Guests of Honour


9:30 - 9:40

National Anthem & Malaysia Bersih

Prayer Recital


9:40 - 9:45

Remarks by YBhg. Tan Sri Dato’ Soh Thian Lai, President of Federation of Malaysian Manufactures


9:45 - 9:50

Opening Remarks by YB Datuk Darell Leiking, Minister of International Trade & Industry


9:50 - 10:15

Launching of Industry4WRD Summit

Montage Video on Industry4WRD Implementation

Group Photo


10:15 - 11:00

Exhibition Tour by Guests of Honour

Press Conference



10:15 - 11:45

CEO Forum: Unlocking Potential through Transformation

This session will explore challenges and potential of Industry 4.0. Company CEOs will share about benefits of industrial transformation and discuss new business model creation by leveraging on enabling technologies.

Panel members:

  1. Prof. Ir. Dr. Ahmad Fadzil Mohamad Hani, FASc, FIEM, President & Group Chief Executive, SIRIM Berhad
  2. YBhg. Dato’ Madani Sahari, Chief Executive Officer, Malaysia Automotive, Robotics and IoT Institute
  3. YBrs. Dr. Sharlene Thiagarajah, Chief Executive Officer, Telekom Research & Development Sdn Bhd
  4. Mr. Hideyuki Yoshida, Managing Director, Konica Minolta Business Technologies Malaysia Sdn Bhd

Moderator: YB Dr. Ong Kian Ming, Deputy Minister of International Trade & Industry



Scene Setting: Industry4WRD as Driver of Industrial Transformation

Industry4WRD is Malaysia’s initiative to drive transformation of manufacturing sector and its related services to become smarter and stronger, driven by People, Process and Technology. The Policy encompasses strategic enablers of Funding, Infrastructure, Regulatory Framework, Skill & Talent, and Technology, F.I.R.S.T. Under each strategic enabler, there are programmes and initiatives offered by the government to create an enabling ecosystem for Industry 4.0 adoption.

Panel members:

  1. Mr. Salsuriya Bin Selamat, Head of Section, Tax Division, Ministry of Finance
  2. Mr. Tan Chuan Ou, Deputy Secretary General (Telecommunication), Ministry of Communication & Multimedia
  3. Ms. Vimala Murugan, Director, Sectoral Policy I, Ministry of International Trade & Industry
  4. YBhg. Dato’ Kamel Mohamed, Deputy Secretary General (Strategic Planning), Ministry of Education
  5. Ms. Betty binti Hasan, Undersecretary, Policy Division, Ministry of Human Resources
  6. Ms. Marweena Manan, Director, Digital Economy Division, Ministry of International Trade & Industry


Moderator: Mr. Jacob Lee, Chairman of Industry 4.0 Committee, Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers

11:30 – 12:00:

Mr Martin Stefan Mueller

Technical Manager, Mawea Industries


Title: Industry 4.0 [Reloaded] A “Misconception” Narrative




Panel Discussion: Journey of Transformation

SMEs and mid-tier companies will share their experience on their respective journeys of transformation towards Industry 4.0 and benefits they have enjoyed from the transformation.

Panel members:

  1. Mr. Noorazidi Che Azib, Deputy Vice President, Operation Technology Strategic Programs (E&E), Inari Technology Sdn Bhd
  2. Mr. Chuah Choon Bin, Executive Chairman, Pentamaster Corporation Berhad
  3. Mr. Gary Gan Kian Keat, Founder & Managing Director, Hexa Food Sdn Bhd


Moderator: YBhg. Dato’ Ng Wan Peng, Chief Operating Officer, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)



Panel Discussion: Performance Improvement through Local Solutions

Many local solution providers have supported SMEs in addressing challenges in their respective Industry 4.0 transformation. This session will feature some local solution providers, together with their respective clients, to share insights into their transformation projects and outcomes.

Panel members:

V-ONE Solution

  1. Ms. Karen Savarimuthu, Senior Executive, ViTrox Technologies Sdn Bhd
  2. Mr. Chester Tan, General Manager, AFA Technologies Sdn Bhd


Genie Smart Factory

  1. Mr. Sakthivel Narayanasamy, Chief Executive Officer, Galactic Advance Engineering (M) Sdn Bhd
  2. Mr. Surendran A/L Kuranadan, Plant Manager, Minsawi Industries Sdn Bhd


3D Industry 4.0 Solutions

  1. Mr. Martin Mueller, Technical Manager, IME Technology Sdn Bhd
  2. Mr. Goon Koon Yin, Executive Director, TT Vision Technologies Sdn Bhd


Moderator: YBrs. Dr. Mohd Shahrul Azmi Mohamad Yusoff, Director of ICI-Smart Manufacturing, SIRIM Berhad

15:00 – 15:30-:

Mr Chetan Raj

Digital, Business Development Head ASEAN, Robert Bosch (M) Sdn Bhd


Title: Factories of the Future


Tech Talk


DAY 2: 31 OCTOBER 2019



Panel Discussion: Migration of Talents

To support the industry immediately and in the future, it is very important to address the issue of migration of talents. This session will explore

  • What we need now to enable the Industry4WRD in terms of talent development;
  • Readiness of current workforce and future workforce; and
  • The role of industry in enabling talent development.

Panel members:

  1. YBhg. Prof. Madya Dr. Muhammad Fahmi bin Miskon, Director, Academic Planning & Development Office, Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM)
  2. Mr. Richard Peh, General Manager, Pacestar Industries (Selangor) Sdn Bhd
  3. Mr. Ong Chee Tat, National Deputy President, SME Association of Malaysia


Moderator: Mr. Muhamed Ali, Chairman, Federation of Malaysian Skills Development Centre

10:15 – 10:45:

Mr Ng Wei Keong

General Manager, Enterprise Solution & Development, Fusionex


Title: Reimagining Manufacturing with IR4.0




Panel Discussion: Revitalising TVET towards Mass Customisation Manufacturing

With the convergence to OT, IT and Fintech, mass customisation is the future trend in Industry 4.0. This session will discuss the existing TVET system in terms of its readiness to address mass customisation and plan to incorporate this future trend into the system.

Panel members:

  1. Mr. Tan Beng Teong, Executive Director, Selangor Human Resource Development  Centre (SHRDC)
  2. Mr. Ts. P. Sailanathan, President, Federation of JPK Accredited Centers Malaysia ( FeMAC )
  3. Mr. Kamaldin Nordin, Human Resources Director, ON Semiconductor Sdn. Bhd.


Moderator: Mr. Alias Mohd Nadzri, Executive Director, Negeri Sembilan Skills Development Centre (NSSDC)

11:30 – 12:00:

Mr Matthew Addley

Senior Director, Industry & Solution Strategy, Infor


Title: Industry 4.0 - Transformation Use Cases & Approach





Presentation: Industry4WRD related Incentives



Panel Discussion: Capital Investment for Industry 4.0

Discussion on capital investment required for Industry 4.0 adoption. Is it worth it? How can Government agencies help SMEs to adopt Industry 4.0 through various programs, incentives and financing assistance?

Panel members:

  1. YBhg. Dato' Norhalim Yunus, Chief Executive Officer, Malaysian Technology Development Corporation (MTDC)
  2. Mr. Azizi Hj. Mustafa, Head of Development Finance Division, Malaysian Industrial Development Finance Berhad (MIDF)
  3. Mr. Ahmad Mochtar Hashim, Chief Business Officer, Bank Pembangunan Malaysia Bhd (BPMB)
  4. Mr. Azlan Mohd Agel, General Manager of Prokhas Sdn Bhd, Syarikat Jaminan Pinjaman Perniagaan Berhad (SJPP)


Moderator: Ms. Zabedah Giw, Head of Global Advisory and Research Department, EXIM Bank

15:00 – 15:30:

Mr Gary Kong Wai Keat

Cybersecurity Consultant, YNY Technology Sdn Bhd


Title: Cybersecurity: Exploring the Unknown ICS Vulnerability


Panel Discussion: Alternative Financing Options for Industry 4.0

Discussion on financing options available for Industry 4.0 adoption. Explore alternative financing: crowd funding, micro-credit, P2P loan, angel investing, etc.

Panel members:

  1. Mr. Wong Kah Meng, Chief Executive Officer, Funding Societies Malaysia
  2. Mr. Jamaludin Bujang, Managing Director, Gobi Partners
  3. Mr. Peter Wee, Council Member, Malaysian Business Angel Network (MBAN)
  4. Ms. Elain Lockman, Co-Founder & Director, Ata Plus Sdn Bhd


Moderator: Ms. Megane Soo, National President of the SME International



Tech Talk





The registration for this event has been closed.


MITI-Ministry of International Trade and Industry


Contact Person:


Please do not hesitate to contact the following officers for further details:

1. Programme enquiries : 

Hazel Lo Moong Hua
Ministry of International Trade and Industry, MITI



603 – 6200 0585



Anas Khairul Azhar
Ministry of International Trade and Industry, MITI



603 – 6208 4611




2. Technical Support

Advance Technology and Research & Development Division
Malaysian Investment Development Authority, MIDA



603 - 22673628



603 - 22673633 

Contact Organizer

Venue : Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre, Jalan Dutamas 2, Kompleks Kerajaan, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia